Abjection / Rejection
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In a Rat- investment Haus
Lived A disillusioned Maus

In a rat infested house
Lived a long forgotten mouse
Whose diversion When perturbed
Was the written English word
He began each day by playing:
“Choose a Word, a Line, a Saying;
Multiply it by Illogic
And divide its Logarithm
By the sum of its Iambic
To the base of Rhyme and Rhythm”
With ‘imself.

Mein Gott! He was lonely
With each passing hour
was solely
occupied with etymology
And deviate philology
Analysing quaint abstractions
(Though he was quite often trite)

But the sad thing was his passion
For the esoteric fashion
Of inventing aphorisms
Willy – nilly all the day
These included pithy maxims
(Which he signed with his initials)
And did cause High Church Officials
To reflect on their profession.

He inverted hyperglyphics
Controverted Mesolithic
Rearranged each preposition
Conjugating as he wrote

Interchanged the grammar syntax
Rearranged the nounal endings
Redefined the adjectival
Formulating on the trot

Took to postulating epithets
Writing strict and overfly

As the years increasing past
More and more he grew obtuse
Finding less and less excuse
For forgetting ;
in a trance Eyesight failing
All things paling
Into insignificance

Why and when and who and what
Answers he had quite forgot
When and what and who and why
Query how we live and die
Who and why and what and when
(Make a listing 1 to 10)
Why and when and what and who
Knowledge elevates the few

These invalid rogatives
these bald interrogatives

Time removed and age defined

Maus was losing cells in line
Changed from lofty rhetoric
Manners grew intemperate
Write becoming ill -defined
Thoughts were loose inside his mind
More deranged and loose of word
Found that life was quite absurd

Then
Silence came and with its Damn
Loosing teeth and blackened palm
Falling prostate at the Lie
Depose the order of his eye

Looking through A sea of red
Crawling to the tomb of Dead

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